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Thursday, March 18, 2010

PSA: Canadian Voices - Elektra & Chor Leoni sing the musical richness of Canada - Apr 10/11

Elektra Women's Choir
Morna Edmundson, Artistic Director

and

Chor Leoni Men's Choir
Diane Loomer, C.M., Artistic Director

present

Canadian Voices
Elektra & Chor Leoni sing the musical richness of Canada!

Saturday, April 10, 2010 ~ 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 11, 2010 ~ 3 pm
Ryerson United Church
2195 W45th Ave, Vancouver BC
Adults $28 | Seniors/Students $23
Ticketmaster 604.280.3311


From Leonard Cohen to Stephen Smith, Joni Mitchell to Jocelyn Morlock, the richness of Canada's musical voice is unparalleled. Chor Leoni and Elektra Women's Choir join forces to celebrate and explore this musical gold mine in Canadian Voices. The programme includes an astonishing eleven premieres, including new works by Jocelyn Morlock, Stephen Smith, and Mark Sirett, as well as new arrangements by Kate Polsky, Ron Smail, and Ken Cormier. Each choir will present solo sets before combining to premiere Kristopher Fulton's Orpheus, a work co-commissioned by Elektra and Chor Leoni.

Canadian Voices offers the listener an opportunity to hear two of Canada's finest choirs perform alone and together in a coast-to-coast-to coast exploration of Canadian music ranging from avant garde to folk as Elektra and Chor Leoni proudly wave the maple leaf.
Don't miss it!

PROGRAMME:

Da Pacem                                Jeffrey Enns
In the Gardens of Shushan *         Sheldon Rose
what i want                         Stephen Smith
Changed Forever *                  Shari Ulrich, arr. Kate Polsky
Let *                                     Jocelyn Morlock
Lu-Li-Lo-La from Three Songs from The Enchanted Forest       R. Murray Schafer

Absalon, fili mi *                 Jocelyn Morlock
This Lost Soul                           Marcus Goddard
Eternal Harmony *                 Stephen Smith
The Holy Ground *                  Mark Sirett
Halleluja *                          Leonard Cohen, arr. Les Nerling
John Tod *                               Bruce Coughlan, arr. Ron Smail

intermission

Jig  from Pastorale and Jig Op. 108 (2006)    Derek Healey
Ken Cormier and Stephen Smith, piano duet

Orpheus *                          words and music by Kristopher Fulton

Songs of Canada
Four Strong Winds                    Ian Tyson, arr. Larry Nickel
Early Spring                            trad. Newfoundland folk song, arr. Kathleen Allan
Trinque l'amourette                    trad. Quebec folk song, arr. Guy Isabelle
Both Sides Now *                       Joni Mitchell, arr. Ken Cormier
Frobisher Bay                            James Gordon, arr. Diane Loomer
Bamfield's John Vanden *         Chris Frye, arr. Ron Smail
We Rise Again                         Leon Dubinsky, arr. Stephen Smith

The Hour Has Come, poem #6 from The Hour Has Come      Srul Irving Glick
* world premieres


Elektra gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, Government of British Columbia, CBC, Borden Ladner Gervais, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation, Hamber Foundation, and Wolrige Foundation. Elektra also thanks its many generous individual donors and volunteers - their support makes us sing.

Chor Leoni gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, Government of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver, Vancouver Foundation, Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation, CBC, The Vancouver Sun, Playboard, Northwest Musical Services, Ltd, Cypress Choral Music,and  Contact Printing & Mailing Ltd. Chor Leoni also thanks its many generous individual donors and volunteers.

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